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A monthly update from the Center for Sustainability for the Santa Clara University community.

  •  Fresh from the Forge: Take Charge of Your Garden

    Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015
    Implement native landscaping to save money, water and maintenance time!
  •  Campus utility improvements enable smart energy management

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    The Utilities department has recently achieved a milestone regarding electricity distribution and power management--paving the way for a smart microgrid at SCU.
    Solar Panel Students
  •  Martina Sbicca: Engineering with Millennials in Mind

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Martina Sbicca, ‘16, has big goals for a small house. Along with a team of other SCU students of various majors, Martina plans to combine her passions for sustainability and architecture by creating a tiny house with Millennials in mind.
    Martina Sbicca '16
  •  News and Events

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Transportation Survey | ESS Department Seminars | Wedlocked: A Critical Perspective on Marriage Rights/Rites | The Great Solar Disruption | Marriage Equality: Supreme Court Update | Successful Backyard Birdhouses Workshop | SCOOPS: Running an Energy-Efficient Organization | Careers for the Common Good Panel & Networking Event | Towards a Jurisprudence of Gender Equality | LOCALS: Save energy to save money! | Food Security: Integrating Science and Business | How Ethical is Climate Neutrality?
    bring a colorful spoon for SCOOPS
  •  Did You Know?

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Energy Challenge 2015 logo
    The 6th Annual Energy Challenge calls for students to “Turn Down For Watts!”
  •  Take Action: Energy-Efficient Valentine's Day

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Tips to take action in regards to an energy-efficient Valentine's Day | REDUCE transportation carbon emissions | REUSE-able picnic utensils | RECYCLED craft materials | RESPECT one another's interests
    Zagster Picnic
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden: Eating for Energy

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
    Eating foods that use less carbon will make you and the environment happier!
    Veggie Array. Photo Courtesy of Edsel Little's Flickr.
  •  Lending Library: Save Money, Build Community

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Sharing a laminator
    The presence of this online platform for sharing items allows for more efficient use of resources between SCU organizations and departments.
  •  Chemistry Department Goes Beyond Green

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Lindsay Sperling
    Lindsay Sperling is modernizing general chemistry labs, challenging students to adopt sustainable chemistry practices like waste prevention and designing experiments for energy efficiency and degradation.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Eco-Fashion 2014 models, Channing and Danielle
    The Last Day of Christmas | SCOOPS: Overcoming the Winter Slump | Student Employees Engaging in Discussions of Sustainability | LOCALS Social: HouseWORMing Party | Sustainable Food Summit | Eco-Fashion & Art Show | Crude Awakening Educational Forum
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    SCU Gone Wild Squirrel, photo courtesy of SCU Gone Wild
    SCU has Gone Wild! See how Broncos are reflective and sustainable at home and abroad, and add your own observations to the database!
  •  Take Action: Source Waste

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Recycle Tower in residence halls
    Tips to take action in regards to source waste | REDUCE packaging | REUSE mugs | RECYCLE universal waste and more | RESPECT your stuff
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden: Food Waste Remedy

    Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
    Sketched Fruit from How-To: Worm Composting
    Reduce your kitchen waste in 5 steps! Here is a how-to guide to worm composting!
  •  A BUG's Life: Social Justice in San Jose Communities

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) and the Thriving Neighbors Initiative empower communities and promote environmental justice and education among at-risk youth.
    BUG classroom, reading
  •  Jesse Bernal: Turning the Tables on Inequality

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    Jesse Bernal at his bookshelf
    Jesse Bernal shares about the new Office of Diversity and Inclusion and illustrates how diversity and inclusion are related to sustainability.
  •  News and Events

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    LOCALS group at Trailhead
    Eco-Fashion Designer Sign-Ups | Consumption and the Environment Webinar | SCOOPS December Meeting | LOCALS Social at Zion | Geo for Good - Google Earth speaker | Water Catchment Workshop | Craft Market | Random Kindness and Community Resilience
  •  Did You Know?

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    GSBI Fellows
    The Center for Science, Technology, and Society has sponsored over 200 social entrepreneurs from around the world and sends about 15 Santa Clara University undergraduates to research with these entrepreneurs each year.
  •  Take Action: Like a Good Neighbor

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    Tips to take action in regards to building community | REDUCE time indoors | REUSE: materials for a garden | RECYCLE: mail | RESPECT the neighborhood
    Girls Cross Country's Herb Garden,
  •  Fresh from the Forge Garden: SCU Connects Local Farmers with Our Community

    Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
    CSA Vegetable Pile
    SCU connects a local farm with our community, promoting a mutually beneficial service of creating a livelihood for people and providing food.
  •  Bronco Trends: Reusables on the Rise

    Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
    Responsible consumerism is more than being conscious about what we buy--it's about deciding if we need to buy new things in the first place. SCU is taking the lead in utilizing reusable products and reducing single-use items.
 

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